Sex worker affirmative therapy is a model for therapists to engage with sex workers in a supportive and strengths-based way to mitigate the many impacts of distal and proximal stressors.  As with any client-centered therapeutic approach, these guidelines should be...

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In this brief webinar, Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT explains compassion fatigue, burnout, minority stress of sex work, and offers suggestions for sex workers to create a "tool kit" for self-care.

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What is a sexual minority?

  • An individual whose sexual identity, orientation, or sexual pr...

Due to the stigma of sex work, sex workers can be vulnerable to micro-aggressions and minority stress and experience discrimination when they access basic services, like healthcare or therapy. This guide is intended to help people with sex work experience find a mental...

In my therapeutic work with people who sell sexual services, I consider myself to be privileged to support the process of retirement for folks who want to transition into another type of employment. Unfortunately for many sex workers, there are few sex positive, non-ju...

Individuals who transcend norms of socially expected sexual behavior have long attracted the attention of well-intentioned and curious researchers. This guide is intended to ensure that research conducted with sex worker populations is ethical and prioritizes the wellb...

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Assuming therapy clients who pay for sex have traits of sexual narcissism and feel “entitled” to women’s bodies is based on harmful myths and stereotypes about those who pay for sex. As systemic mental health providers, being cur...

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